Joint Resolution To provide protection for the golden eagle

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  • Whoever, without permission, shall take, possess, sell, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport, export or import, at any time or in any manner, any bald eagle commonly known as the American eagle, or any golden eagle, alive or dead, or any part, nest, or egg thereof of the foregoing eagles, shall be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
  • The Secretary of the Interior shall determine when it is compatible with the preservation of the bald eagle or the golden eagle to permit the taking, possession, and transportation of specimens for the scientific or exhibition purposes of public museums, scientific societies, and zoological parks, or for the religious purposes of Indian tribes, or that it is necessary to permit the taking of such eagles for the protection of wildlife or of agricultural or other interests in any particular locality, he may authorize the taking of such eagles. Bald eagles may not be taken for any purpose unless, prior to such taking, a permit to do so is procured from the Secretary of the Interior.


United States Dept. of the Interior


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 76 Stat. 1246
  • Title 16, Conservation
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large


Issued as H. J. Res. 489

Contained within

76 Stat. 1246 (1962); Pub. L. No. 87-884 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1963
  • 10/24/1962


  • Animals
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Habitat conservation
  • Wildlife
  • Bald eagle
  • Birds
  • Collection and preservation
  • Golden eagle
  • Birds--Collection and preservation
  • Endangered species
  • Wildlife conservation


Public Law

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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 1246

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